October 18, 2013

Can Bats Be Saved?

White-nose syndrome (WNS) has killed more than 5.5 million bats in the United States and Canada since 2006. Last month, scientists and wildlife experts—including Jeremy Coleman, the national WNS coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—met in Boise, Idaho, to discuss how best to manage WNS. “Species could go extinct from the disease,” Coleman told TFK. “We are also concerned about the spread worldwide.”


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